Forest School Teacher Workshops

Kent Wildlife Trust Forest School runs workshops for teaching staff in Kent to experience a Forest School session and discover how they can facilitate it for their school.

Forest School has been growing rapidly in Kent over the last few years as educators and parents have seen the transformative experience it provides to children and young people.

As an educational model, it focuses on learner-led exploration and challenge with a ‘risk-benefit’ approach. At Kent Wildlife Trust we incorporate connections with wildlife and an understanding of nature, inspired by our beautiful woodland sites.

Kent Wildlife Trust Forest School has been educating children, young people and adults since 2012 and in that time we have seen a wide range of needs and interests. Despite the diversity of participants, we have seen progress and development in all who attend and believe this is due to the freedom and independence that Forest School encourages in combination with a woodland setting.

The biggest impact on learning can be seen in those who have participated in a programme of sessions, yet even with a one-off session progression can be observed.

As educators, we have a responsibility to provide a diverse range of opportunities to those we teach. With this in mind, Kent Wildlife Trust is welcoming teachers on Tuesday 16 October 2018 to a ‘try and train’ session at our beautiful Sevenoaks Nature Reserve. The session will be from 13:00 until 16:00 and we are offering an ‘early bird’ price of £25 per person.

Our sessions for school groups are subsidised, however, we will be offering 6 sessions for the price of 5 for the first three schools who book a six-week programme at one of our 3 Forest School sites after attending the Teacher ‘Try and Train’ Afternoon.

For further details please contact Kathryn Barton at:

Email: kathryn.barton@kentwildlife.org.uk or mobile: 07717 367944